Job description

JOB NO.: 93732-AS

Work Type: Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Library, Museum, Arts, Other

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 93732-AS

Working Title: Wheelhouse Studios Head Ceramicist

Official Title: ASSOC ARTIST(R16FN)


FTE: 50%

Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 01, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $36,800 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's Degree, preferably in fine arts or art education.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

*Significant experience in the many aspects of the ceramic art medium-wheel thrown and handbuilt forms, mixing and creation of glazes, a variety of finishing techniques and art sales/fairs.
*Minimum of one year of previous experience in college union or community arts-related facility, preferably with direct responsibility/experience in ceramics studio management. Experience working with college students and their development preferred.
*Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with students, staff and a diverse public.
*Willingness to adjust personal schedule to the needs of the program (i.e., evenings and weekends) and to work additional hours as necessary.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

* Manage the operations of the Wheelhouse Studios ceramics studio.
* Insure quality daily operations of the open studio facilities including kiln firings, glazes and art works flow through the studio.
* Maintain both physical and health safety standards within the ceramics studio.
* Assist in student development, especially in the areas ceramic arts and arts programming.
* Assist and advise further program development within the ceramics area.
* Active member of the Wheelhouse Studios Leadership Team.

Additional Information:

The Organization
The Wisconsin Union operates two buildings on the UW-Madison campus, the Memorial Union and Union South. Approximately 25,000 people use the Union buildings each day.
The Wisconsin Union is a financially self-supporting division of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Financial support for the organization is provided by income earned by sixteen food service units, twelve non-food units (stores, bowling, billiards, guest rooms, etc.), space rentals and campus vending. Substantial support is also provided by student fees. The total annual organizational budget is approximately 43 million dollars.
Additionally, each year, the Union's student volunteers and their staff program advisors, through Wisconsin Union Directorate, produce hundreds of social, cultural and recreational programs or events for the Madison campus community. A diverse audience of students, faculty, staff and non-student Union members attend these events.
Over the last ten years the Union has engaged in a major reinvestment project, building a new Union South building, reinvesting and renovating Memorial. With these efforts the Wisconsin Union is poised to provide greatly enhanced services and engagement opportunities for a broader campus community.

Wheelhouse Studios
Wheelhouse Studios opened in the fall of 2014 as the rebranded combination of the Mini Courses and Craftshop programs and maintains the Wisconsin Union's almost ninety year commitment of offering an open studio arts facility to the campus community. The program is charged with providing a relevant program and hands-on engagement of the student population in the arts, broadly defined. This position is vital in helping the Studios achieve its mission of providing multi-layered hands-on possibilities in creating and appreciating the arts.
In its first years of operation The Studios have been highly successful with strong group event use, continuing non-credit course offerings, an expanded free program and emerging social issues-based art and academic course enhancement programming. The Head Ceramist position maintains the Ceramics Studios (Studio Y) to ensure quality operations and a safe working studio. The Wheelhouse Studios ceramics studio is a full ceramics studio that produces food safe and microwave safe ceramics. The busiest of the three studios and contributing positively to the bottomline of the Studios the ceramics studio mixes its own glazes and has an active clay recycling program. The Head Ceramicist also assists with student Creative Consultant staff development within the ceramics area. As the Union implements new strategic thinking and continuing program development the position will be challenged to help ensure a solid future for the Wheelhouse Studios operation and program.


Julie Medenwaldt
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Please upload a cover letter and resume outlining your relevant work experience.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: Mar 1 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Apr 6 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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